TitleInternational Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
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Invites States parties to the Covenant to follow the recommendations to address the problems of non-submission and extended delays in the submission of periodic reports, in particular the need for States parties to submit and present their reports in a timely manner and to cover the entire cycle of initial reports before submitting 2nd reports; considers that the current provision of 1 annual session of 3 weeks' duration should be maintained for the time being and invites the Committee to explore further ways of expediting its consideration of periodic reports; welcomes the proposal of the Committee to set up a sessional working group to consider its methods of work and invites the Committee to develop as a matter of priority its general guidelines for the preparation of reports pursuant to articles 16 and 17; requests the Secretary-General to continue his efforts under the programme of advisory services in the field of human rights to assist States parties in discharging their reporting obligations, including holding training courses on the preparation of reports, and requests the Secretary-General to advise States parties of the availability of such assistance; requests the Secretary-General to provide a compilation from official UN sources of statistics relevant to the Committee's consideration of the reports of States parties.
Adopted at the 14th plenary meeting, 26 May 1987. In: Resolutions and decisions / adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its 1st regular session of 1987, 4-29 May 1987. - E/1987/INF/5. - 10 June 1987. - p. 19-21. - Issued in ESCOR, 1987, Suppl. no. 1.